Kate Beard

Dr. Beard’s current research interests include modeling, analysis and visualization of spatio-temporal phenomena. Among active research projects in which she serves as principle investigator include: an NSF grant working with oceanographers to develop an ontology of ocean related events, detect oceanographic events from multiple ocean observing sensors, and develop methods for exploration of event patterns; an NSF IGERT grant to develop a new PhD training program in Sensor Science, Engineering and Informatics; and an NSF grant to investigate the application of spatial concepts to genome mapping. Current work on digital libraries addresses issues of metadata services, gazetteer development and the extension of the gazetteer concept to geographic knowledge base.